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wd40
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Cutting a pad in half works if you are just dealing with a bit of leakage.

Thought I would pass this on.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 3/7/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Have a question here? I have been using the Depends Guards for Men all this time. Since my sling surgery the leaking is greatly reduced. I may be able to use a light weight pad. Anyone have any suggestions?

thanks, KW
    43
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
 
     


41diagnosed
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 3/8/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
So though I didn't have much leaking, what I found the most challenging was women's pads are designed for parts that don't shift. I found that the thinnest Always pads with "wings" worked the best because they offered the best cover with the least bulk in my underwear. Just my two cents. :)
 
42 yo. now
 
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy positive for cancer...Gleason 3+4...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision.  I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.  Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
 
Post op pathology was Gleason 3+4 with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
12/07 - Threw out the pads.  I only had to use 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips. 
 
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.
 
I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.
 
 
 


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 3/8/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely move on to women's pads. Just shopped today with my wife. She very surreptitiously walked me through the labrynth of types, sizes, absorbancies, etc. It is mind boggling. BUT SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE!!!!   I was down to a few drops a day...mostly late in the day and the bulk of the male pad was more than I needed. One day after I mentioned it, she handed me one of hers and said to try it. I had forgotten what it was like to not have all that bulk and pressure down there. yes, they are a bit narrow and your penis can shift to one side if you aren't careful, but the ends of women's pads are wider, so just position it accordingly and you will be fine. I don't even feel like I'm wearing anything now. Who knows how long this stage may last, but I'm grateful for even the smallest progress in this.
Told my wife, this was true marriage when she's got me wearing her pads...whodathunk it would come to this?
Paul


47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 3/9/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Paul,
I went to the Equate Ultra thin with wings (at Wal Mart) quite a while back. They're much cheaper that the men's guards, and work just as well. I've never had an accident or overflowed a pad. One pack lasts more than a month too....and best of all, if I run out I can borrow one of my wife's. I never thought that would happen.
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist November 2005 - Biopsy negative July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1 November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear. February 2007 - Three to fo ur pads a day, no erection with viagara. April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02. Down to one pad a day.July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 No change in ED. October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02!Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment. January 2008: One Year Post-OP PSA 0.02 still dripping, but improving. Tried 500 dose of MUSE for ED, no luck. Will try 1000.

Post Edited (Mike A) : 3/13/2008 6:28:32 AM (GMT-6)


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 3/12/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I used Depends Male Guards for quite a while...and still use up to one a day...but am experimenting now with just putting 2 or 3 panty liners in my undershorts, since my leakage is very minor now.

Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, TC1
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 353
   Posted 3/13/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I recommend Serenity pads, which are specially made for prostate cancer patients. Very light weight and well shaped.
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-18 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .706 (12 for 17)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 17 for 30 = .567

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

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